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Garden Route Sauvignon Blanc

R70.00

Fresh tropical fruits and cut grass/green pepper palete with a mineral flint finish.

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Description

Description

Winemaker: Louis van der Riet
Appellation: Outeniqua
Grape varietal: Sauvignon Blanc

Vineyards
These vineyards are situated between the peaks of the majestic Outeniqua Mountains. Panted in rocky granite soils on 4 wire Perold trellis over 600m above sea level.

Winemaking
Harvesting takes place mid March during early morning to ensure the coolest possible berries. The fruit is handled with extreme care and only the best berries are hand selected. At the cellar the clusters are destemmed and lightly crushed into a closed tank and left on the skins till the next day. Then the juice is separated and softly pressed after which fermentation takes place at cool temperatures for about a month. The wine is left on it’s lees for another 6 months before bottling.

Winemaker’s comments

Colour: Clear crisp translucent colour.

Bouquet: Beautiful fresh green pepper, cut grass, fynbos opening up to passion fruit and guava fruit salad nose.

Taste: Fresh tropical fruits and cut grass/green pepper palate with a mineral flint finish, well balanced acidity and a lingering finish.

Food pairing
Great with fresh cob or stumpnose, served with a lime dressing. The wine also works well with any pâté or salads.

Chemical analysis
Alcohol: 13.67
pH: 3.62
TA: 6.16
RS: 1.87
Extract: 22.20

Awards
Vitis Vinifera Gold Award 2017
Platter 4 star, 2015, 2016, 2017
Champion Sauvignon Blanc:
Klein Karoo Young Wine Show
2012, 2014, 2016
Silver medal SANW 2011
Bartho Eksteen Top 10
2012 vintage)
Michelangelo Awards: Silver 2013

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